Marouane Fellaini has acknowledged his first season at Manchester United was not good enough but insists he isn’t using Belgium’s World Cup campaign to put himself in the shop window, ESPN
Fellaini joined United last summer, moving from Everton for £27m to be reunited with his former Toffees manager David Moyes. But Moyes was sacked before the end of the season – shortly after losing to his former side at Goodison Park – and Fellaini’s form was heavily criticised, while he also struggled for fitness.
Louis van Gaal will become United’s new full-time boss once the Netherlands are out of the World Cup and Fellaini is looking forward to a fresh start under the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.
“Everybody knows my club season was one to forget. I’m the same Marouane,” he told the media in his homeland. “United signed me one year ago. There have been some positives and some negatives, like the bad injury I picked up. Also, our team didn’t quite click into place.
“Now we have a new manager. We’ll see what happens next season,” he continued. “In the meantime, I am concentrating on my national team. I don’t play here for a transfer. We’ll see with the new coach, but I still feel good at United.”
Fellaini scored the equaliser for Belgium against Algeria in their first World Cup game since 2002, with Marc Wilmots’ Red Devils going on to win the match 2-1 through a Dries Mertens goal.